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Outline of Results Briefing by SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS held on November 7, 2018

Outline of Results Briefing by SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS held on November 7, 2018
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This is our strategy for the Games for Smart Devices/PC Browsers sub-segment. We have launched numerous titles to date, but we will narrow down the amount of new titles going forward. Our plan is for carefully chosen development teams to undertake development efforts and operations and to focus our advertising on selected tiles in order to create larger initial player bases. We are already in the process of changing the composition of our development teams and our organizational structure. We anticipate some time will be required for these changes to deliver benefits, looking for positive impacts in 2H FY2020/3 and thereafter.

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In the Amusement segment, arcade operations have been solid despite natural disasters and other issues. In addition, November will see the launch of “Starwing Paradox.” We intend to grow the number of units sold by improving views of our operations.

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The Publication segment saw both net sales and operating income grow YoY. In particular, the DAU count for our “MANGA UP!” manga distribution app has risen, and retention rates remain high. We will continue to implement initiatives to further grow the DAU count. We will also utilize new hit titles from “MANGA UP!” to create anime and develop games.